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Blackpool trams Fleet list 5.10.13

Fleet number Year Built Livery In Service Notes
Preserved Trams
OMO 8 1972 Red and Yellow No
Fleetwood 40 1914 Chocolate and Cream Yes Heritage Fleet

Standard 143 Red and Gream No
Standard 147 1924 Green and Cream Yes Heritage Fleet

EE Railcoach 279 N.A. No

Coronation 304 1953 Green and Cream No
Coronation 660 1953 Green and Cream No Will run in 2014
Balloon 706 1934 30's Green and Cream yes Heritage Fleet
Balloon 717 1935 30's Green and Cream yes Heritage Fleet

Boats
600 1934 30's Green and Cream Yes named Duchess of Cornwall
602 1934 red and cream (renumbered 227)
604 1934 70's Green and Cream Yes named George Formby renumbered 230

Brush

631 1937 50's Green and Cream Yes Heritage Fleet
632 70's Green and Cream No Heritage Fleet

Centenary
642 1986 All over yellow No
648 1984 Green and Cream Yes Heritage Fleet

Twin Car
672+682 1960 All over Cream Yes Heritage Fleet (renumbered 272+T2)
675+685 1958 Line 5 Metro Livery No Heritage Fleet
676+686 1958 Green and Cream No


Unrefurbished Balloon
701 1934 All over Yellow Yes Heritage fleet (due to be repainted into routemaster red and white livery)
715 70's Green and Cream No Heritage Fleet
Refurbished Balloons

723 1935 Sands Venue Advert Yes Heritage Fleet

 

Modified Balloons with Door Pods
700 1934 Purple and white Yes

711 1934 Purple and White Yes (Going to Crich Tramway Village on loan)
713 1935 Hounds Hill Centre Advert Yes

719 1935 Purple and White Yes

720 1935 Walls Ice Cream Advert Yes

 

Millenium
707 1998 Coral Island Advert Yes
709 2000 Sea Life Centre Yes
718 2002 Madam Tussauds Advert Yes
724 2004 Lyndene Hotel Yes
Illuminated
732 1961 Rocket no (sold) Owned by LTT
733+734 1962 Western Train Yes
736 1965 HMS Blackpool Yes
737 2002 Frigate Yes

Flexity 2
001 2011 Purple and White Yes
002 2011 Purple and White Yes
003 2011 Purple and White yes
004 2011 Purple and White Yes
005 2011 Purple and White Yes
006 2011 Purple and White Yes
007 2011 Purple and White Yes
008 2011 Purple and White Yes
009 2011 Purple and White Yes
010 2011 Purple and White Yes
011 2011 Purple and White Yes
012 2011 Purple and White Yes
013 2011 Purple and White Yes
014 2011 Purple and White Yes
015 2011 Purple and White Yes
016 2011 Purple and White Yes

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Trams that have left Blackpool in the last 18 Months

Tram Location

Vintage

Stockport 5 Heaton Park Manchester

Vanguard 619 Heaton Park Manchester (renumbered to 7)

Sheffield 513 East Anglia Transport Museum

Boat

605 Beamish (2 year loan)

607 Crich Tramway Museum

Brush Car

621 Kirkham Prison *

622 LTT Workshops Blackpool

623 Heaton Park Manchester

625 Birkenhead Tramway =

626 Birkenhead Tramway

627 Kirkham Prison *

630 Crich Tramway Museum

634 Rushden Heritage Centre

636 SET Derby

637 Birkenhead Tramway =

Centenary

641 1985 All over Orange This tram has moved to Kirkham Prison for restoration for Friends of Fleetwood group

643 1986 Black and White This tram has gone to Broadwater holiday park for conversion to a Cafe / Gift Shop

644 1986 Farmer Parrs Advert Sold To Farmer Parrs in Fleetwood, will be come a Cafe.

645 1987 All over red Sold to Windy Harbour Holiday Park Little Singleton

646 1987 Paul Gaunt Furniture Advert Sold to Friends of Fleetwood, stored at Paul Gaunt Furniture yard Squires Gate

647 1987 B and M Bargains Advert Storage in N.E. England

Twin Car

671+681 671 (Storage in Blackpool) 681 Birkenhead Tramway =

673+683 673 (Kirkham Prison) 683 (Fleetwood)

674+684 Storage in N.E. England

687 Birkenhead Tramway =

Ex Towing Railcoach

678 Fleetwood *

Balloon

702 East Lancashire Railway +

703 Beamish

708 East Lancashire Railway +

710 Fleetwood *

712 Crich Tramway Museum

716 Ptargm Transport Solutions Perth

721 Storage in N.E. England

722 Scrapped

726 Fleetwood *

Jubilee

761 Fleetwood *

762 Crich Tramway Museum

Notes

* bought by Friends of Fleetwood trams 621 and 627 at Kirkham Prison for restoration the rest are in open store in a yard at Fleetwood until new museum in former Copse Road Tram Shed is ready

+these trams are stored at the East Lancashire Railway until the new depot is built at Heaton Park

=trams in open storage in a yard in Merseyside. Should move to Birkenhead Tramway at a later date.

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the first 2 Centenary Cars have now left Blackpool, these are

641 1985 All over Orange This tram has moved to Kirkham Prison for restoration for Friends of Fleetwood group

644 1986 Farmer Parrs Advert Sold To Farmer Parrs in Fleetwood, will be come a Cafe.

Rumours also that Centenary 643 is next to go to Broadwater Holiday Park as either a Play centre or cafe.

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Latest Departure from Blackpool

643 1986 Black and White This tram has gone to Broadwater holiday park for conversion to a Cafe / Gift Shop

646 is expected to be next for storage in Fleetwood for the Friends of Fleetwood Group also Twin Car 673+683 has been split and the pantograph and trolley tower removed ready for both cars move to an as yet undisclosed location.

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Flexity 006 has become the only the 5th member of the new fleet to be delivered to Blackpool, touching down at Starr Gate Depot today. Only another 11 to arrive before they are due to take over the service at Easter!

What are the chances of that happening???????

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Brush 637 has departed the tramway for Merseyside and will ultimately end up at Birkenhead in the near future. 637 and 671 have swapped ownership with 671 now going to the LTT and being moved back to Blackpool for store. 687 is expected to move soon too.

637 1937 Blackpool Zoo Advert

Flexity 003 arrived on Saturday and is now the 6th arrival (only another 10 to go!)

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Former Twin Car Trailer 687 has moved to Merseyside for storage before a proposed move to Birkenhead Tramway, 687 used to be paired with Twin Motor 677 until it was scrapped to provide part of the framework for the tender portion of the Western Train when it was restored in 2007. The original was frame from the Western Train Tender came from Railcoach 209 in the 1960's and was in need of replacement. So 677 became the donor vehicle.

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The next 2 Flexities 010 and 011 have now been delivered. The trams start back on Wednesday and are running every 20 mins from Starr Gate to Fleetwood using the Flexities, with possibly a 20 mins Pleasure Beach - Cleveleys service using the the modified Balloons and a day time heritage service running from Pleasure Beach - Little Bispham over the weekend

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Boat 607 has been repainted into 1950's Green and Cream and departed the tramway for Crich Tramway museum

Standard 143 has departed the tramway for the LTT workshops in Blackpool

Flexity 013 has now arrived whilst 012 has entered service.

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Since the last update, Flexities 014, 015 and 016 have arrived at Blackpool and entered service. 002 has returned to Germany for updates. Boat 607 has gone to the Tramway Museum at Crich, 647 and 674+684 have departed for the North East of England and Boat 604, Centenary 648 and Brush Car 631 have joined the Heritage Fleet at Blackpool making their debuts in the last month.

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I was at Blackpool for the weekend and got some photos of the new updated tramway with numerous Flexities in service saw 3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 , The Western Train, Frigate and Trawler and Twin set 272+t2 (672+682) were also out. Also seen was Brush 627 and Rocket 732 on display at Pleasure Beach and Gynn Square respectively. Photos here

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Hi mate,

You have some great Blackpool Tram photos, are they all being replaced as I was in Blackpool last year to take photos of most of what trams I could see, but you have trams I have never seen in my time(s) in Blackpool.

Great photos though...

Jamie

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Hi mate,

You have some great Blackpool Tram photos, are they all being replaced as I was in Blackpool last year to take photos of most of what trams I could see, but you have trams I have never seen in my time(s) in Blackpool.

Great photos though...

Jamie

Hi Jamie

thanks, glad you like the photos. Some of the more exotic trams were there for the 125 anniversary celebrations.

The 16 Flexity 2 trams have replaced most of the fleet, however 9 double deckers (700, 707, 709, 711, 713, 718, 719, 720, 724) have been modified with door porches to make them compatable with the new platforms there are 2 held in reserve incase they need more in the future (701 and 723)

The Heritage Fleet consists of Fleetwood 40, Bolton 66, Standard 147, Boats 600, 602 (stored just now) 604, brush 631, Centenary 648, Twin Sets, 672+682, 675+685 and 676+686 (last 2 sets currently stored) Open Balloon 706, Balloon 717 and Coronation 660. Also the 3 Illuminated trams are still used.

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The Blackpool Fleet is split into 3 seperate fleets, the A Fleet (the Flexities), B Fleet (the modified Balloons), C Fleet (Heritage Fleet).   The split for 2013 is as follows

 

A Fleet (Full Disabled access)

 

Flexities 001 - 016

 

B Fleet (Partial Disabled access)

 

Balloons: 700, 711, 713, 719, 720

Millenium Cars: 707,709, 718 and 724

 

C Fleet (Heritage Fleet)

 

Fleetwood Box 40

Bolton 66

Standard 147

Boats 600, 604 (230)

Brush 631

Centenary 648

Twin Car 672+682 (272 + T2)

Balloons 701, 717, 723

Open topped balloon 706

Illumanated fleet 733+734 (western Train), 736 (Frigate), 737 (Trawler)

 

Stored

 

Boat 602

Centenary 642

Coronation 660

Twin Car 675+ 685, 676+686

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As a sidenote to the 'stored' vehicles, Centenary 642 is to make a final public outing on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday 26th May 2013, before being cannibalised as spares for 648.

Sounds good, hoping to make it down on the Saturday, will be good to see 648 out also hoping to see 631 and 700, 711 and 719 in the new livery.   Also 646 has been scrapped.

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Just an update to the list

 

Boat 602 has reentered service as 227 in Red and Cream livery

Coronation 304 and OMO 8 have returned to Rigby Road and will eventually reenter service

Centenary 648 has been repainted in 80's Green and Cream and has had work done to restore it to its original appearance

Balloon 701 is expected to receive the routemaster red and white livery it carried during the early 1990's during the winter

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Excellent news, Open balconied and fronted Standard 143 (ex overhead line engineering car 753) and ex towing railcoach 679 (now restored to English electric series 2 railcoach 279) have been returned to Rigby Road following a period of store at the LTT's Brinwell Road depot.  

 

143 was withdrawn as a service car in the late 1950's and converted to be used as an engineering car, it was withdrawn in the early 1990's after its diesel engine used for travel off the wires caught fire.   The tram lay in Rigby road till 2003 when it went to the LTT for restoration.   A large amount of work was done to the car and it has now returned to Rigby Road for its restoration to be finished and returned to service, representing one of the variations of the condition that the standard fleet will have ran in at some point.

 

279's restoration returns a pointed end English Electric Railcoach to service as these were all lost in the 1960's /70's as 10 were converted to twin cars (3 of these including 279/679 were later used as conventional flat fronted railcoaches with the last of the 3, 680 being withdrawn in 2008) 13 were converted to OMO trams (only 2 are now in existance)  3 were used as the basis for illuminated trams, whilst the remainder were scrapped in the early 60's when the Lytham Road, Marton and North Station routes closed.

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